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Burn Scheduled at Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge

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Aerial view from Chopper 16 showing waterlogged channels at soon to be dredged. Aerial view from Chopper 16 showing waterlogged channels at soon to be dredged.

MILTON, Del.- A prescribed burn is set to take place over the coming weeks at Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge.

According to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, 700 acres of fields and marsh containing the invasive plant phragmites will be burned from Sept. 23 through Oct. 21, weather depending. The burn will be in the area between Fowler Beach and Prime Hook Beach roads.

"The purposes for this year's burn is to set back field succession to early stages to benefit grassland dwelling birds, counteract against undesired non-native plant species and remove accumulated wildland hazardous fuels as anticipated in the refuge's Comprehensive Conservation Plan," according to a release.

Trained prescribed burning specialists will conduct the burns and monitor progress.

Weather conditions, including rain, wind speeds and wind direction, will determine when burning with occur. Prime Hook's website will be updated to inform the public regarding daily plans. 

 

 

 

 

 

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